Easy to peel hard boiled eggs cooked in Instant Pot, using foolproof 5-5-5 method. You will have perfectly cooked eggs every single time!
I love to cook a big batch of hard boiled eggs, refrigerate, and use them during the week. They are great for breakfasts, lunch (like egg salad), or even dinner (you can put them in a green salad, or a buddha bowl).
So, if you want to have perfectly cooked eggs every single time, you should use Instant Pot!
You can make hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel in just 15 minutes! To do that, I like to use a popular 5-5-5 technique.
5-5-5 method for hard boiled eggs
This technique is the most popular because it works! But what does 5-5-5 mean?
- 5 minutes cook time
- 5 minutes natural release
- 5 minutes ice water bath
How to make perfect hard boiled eggs in Instant Pot
If you have trouble cooking eggs on the stove, your pressure cooker will do a great job!
Pour 1 cup of water in Instant Pot.
Place a trivet inside and put the eggs on top of it.
Then, close the top and make sure it’s sealed. Set the cooking time for 5 minutes on high pressure.
When done, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then open the valve to release the steam.
Now you can place the eggs in ice bath for 5 minutes. Done!
How to peel hard boiled eggs
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to peel these eggs!
After the eggs are cooked and cooled, crack them from the top or by rolling it on the counter. The peel should come off easily without sticking to the egg white.
How many eggs can you boil in Instant Pot
I usually like to make sure that all the eggs fit in one layer. So you can easily cook 12 eggs at a time.
How long do hard boiled eggs last
If you don’t use the eggs right after cooking, it is always better to refrigerate them. That way they can last for up to 7 days.
Want more Instant Pot recipes? Check out these ones:
- Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs
- Instant Pot Pulled Chicken
- Instant Pot Boneless Short Ribs
- Instant Pot Rice Pilaf
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe
Did you make this recipe?!? I’d love to know how it turned out! leave a comment and a rating below👇 thank you!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6-12 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- Pour a cup of water in Instant Pot and place a trivet inside.
- Place eggs on top of the trivet in one layer.
- Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
- When done, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then manually release the pressure and open the lid.
- Place the eggs in a bowl with iced water for 5 minutes.
How to peel hard boiled eggsYou’ll be surprised how easy it is to peel these eggs! After the eggs are cooked and cooled, crack them from the top or by rolling it on the counter. The peel should come off easily without sticking to the egg white.
How many eggs can you boil in Instant PotI usually like to make sure that all the eggs fit in one layer. So you can easily cook 12 eggs at a time.
How long do hard boiled eggs lastIf you don’t use the eggs right after cooking, it is always better to refrigerate them. That way they can last for up to 7 days.
This was spot on – thanks for the recipe!
Veronika's Kitchen says
Yaay! Good to hear that!
Ricki M. says
I’m a complete IP newbie, so I have a question. Using the 5-5-5 method, should the eggs start out at room temperature or can I take them right out of the fridge?
Veronika's Kitchen says
Hi Ricki! You can take the eggs right from the fridge! Let me know how it came out!)
Oh, I love making hard boiled eggs in my instant pot! You’re right, they are so easy to peel and they turn out just perfect.
Such an easy, go to recipe! My husband loves having hard boiled eggs for a quick snack and I love to add them to my salads for an easy protein. Can’t wait to try them in my instant pot.
This is just another reason for me to own an Instant POt because I suck boiling eggs. This is great to know a device can do it for me.
I love snacking on hard boiled eggs, and the soft texture of the yolks looks perfect. I’m giving this method a try next time I make hard boiled eggs. Thanks for sharing!
Analida Braeger says
For someone who eats eggs almost everyday for breakfast this recipe is great! Or if you’re having a ramen night, half the cook time for some creamy oft boiled eggs !:)
This has become my favorite way to hard boil eggs. So much easier to get perfect eggs every time!
When I purchased my Instant Pot, eggs was the only thing I cooked at first to get used to using it! It is the perfect way to cook hard boiled eggs!
I do not have an Instant Pot, but I will pass this along to my daughter. I have heard the eggs turn out well. Sure looks like they do.
Joy Putnam-Fabiano says
I have a 6 Qt LUX and it has a “Egg” button. Manual gives 3 different times for soft, medium and hard. Couldn’t be any easier.
Veronika's Kitchen says
Hi Joy! This is great but I never used a manual option. 5-5-5 method never failed me. and since not everyone has an “egg” button, I wanted to show a technique that everyone can use.